New Events for 9/15/11

Remember to visit the website often, There you will find additional events under Ongoing Offerings, the Homeschool Business Listings and several Educational Helps, as well as the ability to search all past posts. Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; found at the top of the right column.  My contact information is available at the bottom of this post if you have any questions.

MHM Homeschool Day

Monday, September 19

This month’s activities are inspired by the special exhibit AMERICA I AM: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPRINT.  This is a paid exhibit, but we’re able to offer you free tickets with reservations only.  Please be sure to RSVP on our website,, before midnight on Sunday, September 18.  Thank you in advance!

As always, MHM Homeschool Days are completely free!  Activities are designed for a wide range of ages.  The event runs from 10:00-2:00, and you can spend as much or as little time with us as you’d like.

We communicate information about Homeschool Days mostly via email.  If you’ve been forwarded this message and would like to make sure you stay in the loop for future Homeschool Days, please sign up for our homeschool e-newsletter by clicking here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Monday, September 19!

Lee Auditorium, 11:00-12:00

THEATRE: “Hip Hop Aesop Jazzed, Bopped, and Beat-Box”

The Black Rep Touring Company invites you to experience a new spin on 10 classic Aesop Fables, adapted into the form of a play by J. E. Franklin.  Fables include: “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” The Tortoise and The Hare,” “The Bee and Jupiter” just to name a few!  This production offers children the opportunity to see there are consequences to actions in a most entertaining and thought provoking way.  This play is recommended for grades K-8, but all are welcome!

Location TBA, 10:00-11:00


Words can be powerful when well chosen and placed.  As we reflect on the past and present of civil rights in our community, knowing how to put what we’re feeling into words can be a challenge.  Poet MK Stallings, founder of Urban Artist Alliance for Child Development, Inc. (UAACD), will help your children find their voice.  All are welcome; this activity is best for grades 5 and up.

AT&T Multipurpose Room, 1:00-2:00


Celebrate the career of Miss Katherine Dunham and her contributions to Saint Louis and the world.  Join professional Dunham dancer Leslie Arbogast for a workshop that will get you moving!

Kirkwood Roots Gallery (behind Lindbergh), 12:00-1:00


Kirkwood is a beautiful community in St. Louis County that has changed dramatically over nearly 160 years.  African Americans have always been an important part of Kirkwood, from its rural roots, through the challenges of desegregation of schools and businesses, to today.  Join Missouri History Museum curator David Lobbig and sculptor Thomas Sleet as they present this exhibit’s evocative objects and interviews that help to tell this story.

America I AM: The African American Imprint, 12:30-1:00


Missouri History Museum intern Amy Laemmli invites you on a special tour of America I AM celebrating the African American imprint on the world of music.

Reflections Gallery, 12:30


Sometimes we all need a good story to help us understand the big ideas in a museum exhibit.  Our youngest homeschool students will love this story time!

Schnucks Classroom, 10:00-2:00


America I AM celebrates the African American imprint on our nation.  What will your student’s imprint be?  Come create a craft that invites reflection on who we are and what we can offer our communities.  Our classroom has a limited number of seats, but this workshop is open all day!

America I AM: The African American Imprint, Tickets required.  Tickets free to families with reservations only., Open all day


America I AM: The African American Imprint celebrates African American contributions to our nation through artifacts, documents, multimedia, photographs and music. Designed to unite and educate Americans of all cultures, ages and backgrounds, the exhibition features more than 200 artifacts.  Your children will gain a better understanding of the indelible African American imprint on our nation.

Third Annual SLCHA Fall English Country Dance

invitation from The St. Louis Catholic Homeschool Association (SLCHA) Dance Committee

With LIVE BAND Hibernia Station and Caller Kimberly

Where: St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church’s gym, 615 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO, 63042

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011 6:30-9:30 pm

Admission: $4 per person/$20 per family, children 5 and under free.

Dress: Semi-formal. All clothing must be MODEST. Questions, visit for women except that skirts must reach below the knee.

What to Bring: Please bring a snack to share. Please, nothing sticky or very messy!

Questions? Contact

ECD is fun and easy! Bring the whole family! Grandparents too!

In order to promote safety and fun for all, all under age 18 are required to have a “designated parent” for the evening. This parent is responsible for you and must be present during the dance.

There will two FREE RAFFLES for all purchasing admission prior to 6:45 pm. Prizes are as follows:

– Free Admission: The winner will receive $4.00 (the value of one admission.)

Winner must be aged 6 or older  (since children 5 and under are admitted free.)

– Special Surprise Raffle:

Anyone who can dance can enter this one. It’s a surprise!

Homeschool Morning at the Magic House

Begins October 3!

9:30-11:30 a.m.

EXCITING NEWS: For all the dates, the price will only be $3.00 per person!!!!!

Dear Homeschoolers,

After some conversation with the nice folks at the Magic House, we have convinced them to give us the wonderful $3.00 price for ALL of our Magic House Mornings this school year.  We have promised them that “if they make it affordable, we will come”.  Please, please spread the word about this great deal and make plans to attend one or all of the Homeschool Mornings at the Magic House.  It’s such a wonderful experience to have that entire venue full of like-minded families.  You can let your children have a lot of freedom knowing that the building is closed to the public and is open to only homeschool families and sweet Magic House employees.  My goal is to fill the Magic House with hundreds of homeschoolers and show our appreciation to the Administrative Staff of the Magic House for their generosity towards us!

Please note the following:

>Price:  $3.00 per person (adults included)

>Children under the age of 1 are free.

>You may NOT use any membership pass or discount coupons as this is already a special price.

>Sign up is not necessary.  You may pay at the counter and you may use the following:

Cash   *   Check   *   Credit Card   *   Debit Card

>Be sure to use the entrance to the new Educational Center…do NOT use the old entrance (facing the school) and do NOT use the front doors facing Kirkwood Road.

>THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL HOMESCHOOLERS…SO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!   Please feel free to copy this and forward to them.  It is important that we have over 400 participants or the price will be raised.

>There is no September, December, nor January event.

>Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

>Mark your calendar for the following dates:

October 3, 2011

November 7, 2011

February 6, 2012

March 5, 2012

~If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Mullins at Ekcjmullins[at]gmail[dot]com~

Home School Enrichment Open House

Friday, September 23, 2010; 11:00am -12:00pm

Youth Learning Center, 4471 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63108

Open House activities include:

• Tour of our facility

• Open discussion about new home school programming

• Sample animation class

• Much More!

Refreshments will be provided! Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP to Courtney Jones by September 22nd:

cjones[at] or by phone:(314)531-9916 ext. 18

Kirkwood’s Greentree Festival

Kirkwood’s Greentree:  Greentree Festival 2011:  Travel Around the World! Community parade and festival with crafts, historic crafts and reenactments.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC.  Held in Kirkwood Park, at the corner of Geyer Road and Adams Avenue.

Hours for the Festival are:

For 2011, the dates are as follows:

Friday, September 16

Saturday, September 17

Sunday, September 18

For more information go to

*Old Mine Open House

09/17/2011 | Missouri Mines State Historic Site | Park Hills, MO

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience the historic site’s mining/mineral museum free of charge and see special mining-related exhibits and demonstrations. Retired miners, millmen and other lead-company workers will be invited as special guests to talk with you about old mining machinery, historic lead-mining practices, and life in the Old Lead Belt in the “good old days.”

4000 State Hwy. 32, P.O. Box 492, Park Hills, MO | Tele: 573-431-6226

New American Heritage Girls Troop MO1412

Our Troop’s first meeting will be on Tuesday September 20, 2011 at Twin Oaks Christian School.  The Troop will meet the first and third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 pm (3:00 to 3:30pm will be snack time and socializing).  All girls from our St. Louis community are very welcome to participate.  Amy Kendrick is our Troop Coordinator.

Questions about joining up? Twin Oaks Christian School Office:



Need more info? Website:

Twin Oaks Christian School link (under student life)

Wolf Fest 2011

Endangered Wolf Center

September 24 & 25th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission is $20.00 per carload – event to be held rain or shine (no pets allowed)

No reservations are required, for a detailed schedule of events call 636-938-5900

Located between Valley Park and Eureka at I-44 and Exit 269 (Antire/Baumont) north side of the highway on Washington University’s Tyson Research Center

Special activities for kids, local canine group demonstrations, animal enrichment activities, face painting, coloring contest, local conservation groups, food & refreshments, games, etc….

Youth Day Celebration at Our Lady of the Snows

11 A.M. – 8:15 P.M.

Youth Day Celebration offers an energized day of prayer, evangelization and community for junior and senior high students. Featuring nationally-known Catholic speakers and talented Christian musicians, Youth Day offers a refreshing and inspiring look at the young Church gathered and sent forth to spread the Gospel through their actions and words.  Features keynote talks, music, fun activities, service opportunities, social time with representatives from various religious orders and ministries, Mass, dinner and concert.
Cost is $20 with dinner provided.

Advance registration is required.

Letters About Literature contest

The guidelines for the 2012 annual Letters About Literature contest are now available from the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Letters About Literature is an essay contest which allows school students grades 4-12 to write a letter to their favorite author about how his or her work affected their lives. Missouri has participated in this contest since 1995 and has had terrific levels of participation from across the state. An awards ceremony is held for the statewide winners every spring at the State Information Center in Jefferson City, sponsored by the Missouri Center for the Book.  Please share this information with English and literature teachers and school librarians for grades 4-12.  Access the guidelines, or find out more about the Missouri Center for the Book today.

Cultural Arts Commission Seeking Acts for International Festival

The Maryland Heights Cultural Arts Commission is currently accepting music and dance act submissions for the International Festival to be held on February 26, 2012. Previous events have brought Irish song and dance groups; Brazilian music and dance; Haitian dance; colorful arts, crafts and jewelry; delicious international cuisine; and so much more. New performers and vendors are added every year and no two festivals are the same.

All submissions MUST be submitted via a CD. CD’s must be labeled with group name, group contact, group phone number and number of performers. Submissions should be sent to Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation, c/o Angela Ament, 2344 McKelvey, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. For an information inquiry, please email Angela at aament[at]marylandheights[dot]com

Act submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 31.

*”It’s Your History” Tour

09/30/2011 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

Tour time: 2 p.m .- 3 p.m.

Missouri State Museum staff will offer a series of “It’s Your History” tours, which will take you behind the scenes into the collections. Have you ever wondered where the artifacts are stored? Are you curious what a curator actually does? Then you should join us for a unique tour. The Missouri State Museum is your museum and focuses on preserving your history. You will see where the collections are stored, hear a little bit about what it takes to preserve varied types of artifacts, and get a glimpse at the ongoing conservation efforts. Some of the museum’s collections of Civil War flags and other prized artifacts will be on view. These tours will occur at the new Riverside Collections Facility.  The tours are free and no reservations are required. Please meet at the front entrance of 117 N. Riverside Drive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | Tele: 573-751-2854

Kids’ Night on Broadway

Presents “The Addams Family”

For specially priced student rates for this event on 9/29/11, contact:

Kathryn Ballard, Executive Director

Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation

Our Address/Phone have changed

4500 West Pine Blvd., #301, St. Louis, MO  63108

PH: 367-1573 FAX: 367-1379

Masterworks Children’s Choruses

Do You Love to Sing?

If so, you are invited to join Masterworks Children’s Chorus (Grades 2-5) and Youth Chorale (Grades 6-12)

We provide a professional approach to the understanding of vocal music through the training and performance of quality choral literature. Sequential learning opportunities are designed to carry each young singer from beginning to advanced stages of musicianship and vocal development, with particular emphasis on healthy technique and good intonation. Repertoire will focus on selections suitable for young voices, ranging from folk-songs to jazz, and from classics to Broadway, with lyrics in a variety of modern and classical languages.

REHEARSALS are every Thursday at:

Saint Paul United Church of Christ, 115 West “B” Street, Belleville, Illinois 62220

Children’s Chorus (grades 2-5); rehearses from 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Youth Chorale (grades 6-12); rehearses from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Tuition: $325/year. Payment Plans and Financial Assistance are available.

For more information and/or to schedule an audition, contact:

Mrs. Becky McGrady, Chorus Manager at 618-257-2761 or MCC[at]singmasterworks[dot]org

or visit

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The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions). Those marked with an asterisk (*) do not take place within the target area for this list, but are open to all homeschoolers who live in the target area. NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you.

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